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3 - Jackson

10 - Pickett

28 - Flynn Perez

I think we add either a 4th pick, a rookie pick or another train on player. A pacy small or a key defender depending on how the draft goes. State leagues or even a Sam Murray. I just don't see the need to hold list spots for  both Bennell and Mitch Brown.

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I just can't see the club going for Jackson. I predict they'll bid for Tom Green, GWS will match and then we will go for Young.

10 - Pickett

28 - A medium-sized mid, with speed, like Hugh Ralphsmith

If they do the above, I will be happy. I don't believe Jason Taylor would've been honest and upfront with the Road to the Draft guys and really doubt our interest in Jackson.. 

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The conventional wisdom now seems overwhelming that we'll be taking Jackson at three.

After that, unless Brodie Kemp is magically still available at ten, I think there will be a serious live-trade on the night, so I'm going to throw my dice twice:

Scenario One -

Pick 10 Brodie Kemp, pick 28 Elijah Taylor. Kemp we are all familiar with by this stage. Taylor is just what a pick 28 should be - the possibility of a gun if we can give a little trim and polish.

Scenario Two -

Live trade 10 and 28 for Port's 12 and 18 because Port want local midfield guns Dylan Stephens and Harry Shoenberg (desperately need to start succession planning for Gray 31 Rockliff 29 Boak 31 Ebert 29 Hartlett 29 and Motlop 28), need to jump Hawthorn to get Stephens while Shoenberg will still be available at 28, and the deal will still leave them with pick 16 to play with in the later end of the first round.

Pick 12 Cody Weightman, pick 18 Trent Bianco. Obviously Kysiah Pickett becomes very likely at 18, too, but might be too similar to Weightman to draft both at once. Bianco is all those 'reliable skills, composure, leadership'  words that we definitely need more of.  A short draft but we actually have a lot of taller mids and flanks running around already so I'm ok with it.

 

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I think Jackson at three. Trade 10 for either two picks in the teens or one and a first round next year. They'll go one of the small forward types with the teen pick. Pickett most likely if he's  still there.

What i'd like to see in a perfect world is:

  • Bid on Green, forcing GWS to take him early and booting them out of two drafts.
  • Grab Young with our (now) pick 4
  • Kemp at 11(formerly 10)
  • Small forward with our second round pick.
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4 minutes ago, Little Goffy said:

The conventional wisdom now seems overwhelming that we'll be taking Jackson at three.

After that, unless Brodie Kemp is magically still available at ten, I think there will be a serious live-trade on the night, so I'm going to throw my dice twice:

Scenario One -

Pick 10 Brodie Kemp, pick 28 Elijah Taylor. Kemp we are all familiar with by this stage. Taylor is just what a pick 28 should be - the possibility of a gun if we can give a little trim and polish.

Scenario Two -

Live trade 10 and 28 for Port's 12 and 18 because Port want local midfield guns Dylan Stephens and Harry Shoenberg (desperately need to start succession planning for Gray 31 Rockliff 29 Boak 31 Ebert 29 Hartlett 29 and Motlop 28), need to jump Hawthorn to get Stephens while Shoenberg will still be available at 28, and the deal will still leave them with pick 16 to play with in the later end of the first round.

Pick 12 Cody Weightman, pick 18 Trent Bianco. Obviously Kysiah Pickett becomes very likely at 18, too, but might be too similar to Weightman to draft both at once. Bianco is all those 'reliable skills, composure, leadership'  words that we definitely need more of.  A short draft but we actually have a lot of taller mids and flanks running around already so I'm ok with it.

 

Well if Stephens is available to us and we don't pick him I will be disappointed. Look at all the forward line players on our list. Those who could expect to be in the team are devoid of pace. I just think Stephens us better than Pickett

so, Jackson or Young , followed by Stephens

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3: Best available at that pick

10: Best available at that pick

28: Best available at that pick

Drafting based on needs is fraught with danger. Lets not complicate things Dees, just get the best players you can regardless of position. We need some young guns or our age profile runs the risk of becoming too lopsided. We have done well so far this off season, lets keep it that way.

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5 minutes ago, ding said:

3: Best available at that pick

10: Best available at that pick

28: Best available at that pick

Drafting based on needs is fraught with danger. Lets not complicate things Dees, just get the best players you can regardless of position. We need some young guns or our age profile runs the risk of becoming too lopsided. We have done well so far this off season, lets keep it that way.

Yeah, we get that. The object of this game though, is to pick who you'll think they'll take. Plenty of other threads for you expel your philosophy to the masses.

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9 minutes ago, Demon Dude said:

3 - Luke Jackson

10 - Kysaiah Pickett

28 - Will Gould

 

I forgot about Gould. You could be onto something, however, I do still think they trade 10 for 14 and 17.

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2 minutes ago, Cheesy D. Pun said:

Yeah, we get that. The object of this game though, is to pick who you'll think they'll take. Plenty of other threads for you expel your philosophy to the masses.

I can now see the argument for naming my future children "Best Available".  Guaranteed AFL career.

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